Art Major and Minor Requirements

Department: Art
Department Chair: S. Rakić
Art Faculty:  D. Cunningham, S. Rakić, Denis Kelly, Randi Frye

Majors: Art History, Art Studio (Tracks: Ceramics, Digital Fine Art Photography, Graphic Design, & Painting) 
Minors: Art History, Art Studio 

The art department at Franklin College provides theoretical and practical education in a variety of options for completing an art major or minor program. 

The art program is designed to develop students’ broad appreciation of art and their ability to create art through curricular offerings of art history and art studio experiences. Both art major and art minor programs allow two possible tracks: one primarily focusing on the study of art history and the other on developing studio skills. The goal of both options is to develop students’ understanding of the major periods/styles in visual arts and to encourage students to explore their own creativity in drawing, painting, sculpting, and designing. The art history program offers a study of visual concepts and the major art movements within the historical period which produced them and gives students an understanding and appreciation of artistic endeavor and experience. The art studio major is designed to develop students’ skills for creating art/design while developing an appreciation of art/design and an understanding of art history. 

Major Requirements
A major in art requires the student to have a minimum graduation GPA of 2.00 (A=4.00) in required major courses. All courses for majors must be completed with a grade of C- or better. A grade or C- or better is required for all prerequisite courses regardless of academic major.  

Art History 

Core Requirements 
ART 116 History of Art I: Ancient and Medieval Art 
ART 117 History of Art II: Renaissance to Modern Art 
ART 130 Color and Design 
ART 140 Graphic Design I 
ART 230 Modern Art 
ART 235 Issues in Contemporary Art 
ART 340 Selected Issues in Art OR WIN XXX in Art History 
ART 350 Eastern Thought in Western Art 
ART 499 Senior Comprehensive Exam 

Professional Development Requirements 
ART 498 (Art History) Senior Portfolio Review 
PDP 210 Professional Practices in Fine Arts 
SNR/SNT 489 (Art History) Senior Experience* 

*May replace ONE of the electives listed below if 5 credit hours are completed. 

Three of the following courses 
ART 160 Drawing I 
ART 170 Painting I 
ART 175 Ceramics I 
ART 190 Digital Fine Art Photography I 
ART 240 Graphic Design II 
ART 260 Drawing II 
ART 270 Painting II 
ART 275 Ceramics II 
ART 290 Digital Fine Art Photo. II 
ART 300 Topics in Art 
WIN XXX IT Art Course 

Related Field Requirements 
Music – 3 hours minimum of courses with a MUS prefix 
Theatre – one 3 credit hour course with a THE prefix 
Additional courses approved by the art faculty for a total of 12 credit hours in the related field  

Art Studio: Ceramics 

Core Requirements 
ART 116 History of Art I: Ancient and Medieval Art 
ART 117 History of Art II: Renaissance to Modern Art 
ART 130 Color and Design 
ART 140 Graphic Design I 
ART 160 Drawing I 
ART 170 Painting I 
ART 175 Ceramics I 
ART 499 Senior Comprehensive Exam 

Professional Development Requirements 
ART 498 (Art Studio) Senior Portfolio Review 
PDP 210 Professional Practices in Fine Arts 
SNR/SNT 489 (Art Studio) Senior Experience 

Track Requirements 
ART 275 Ceramics II 
ART 375 Ceramics III 
ART 475 Ceramics IV 

One of the following courses 
ART 190 Digital Fine Art Photography I 
ART 240 Graphic Design II 
ART 260 Drawing II 
ART 270 Painting II 
ART 300 Topics in Art 
WIN XXX IT Course/Art Studio 

One of the following courses 
ART 230 Modern Art 
ART 235 Issues in Contemporary Art 
ART 340 Selected Issues in Art 
ART 350 Eastern Thought in Western Art 
WIN XXX IT Course/Art History 

Related Field Requirements: 
Music – 3 hours minimum of courses with a MUS prefix 
Theatre – one 3 credit hour course with a THE prefix 
Additional courses approved by the art faculty for a total of 12 credit hours in the related field 

Art Studio: Digital Fine Art Photography 

Core Requirements 
ART 116 History of Art I: Ancient and Medieval Art 
ART 117 History of Art II: Renaissance to Modern Art 
ART 130 Color and Design 
ART 140 Graphic Design I 
ART 160 Drawing I 
ART 170 Painting I 
ART 175 Ceramics I 
ART 499 Senior Comprehensive Exam 

Professional Development Requirements 
ART 498 (Art Studio) Senior Portfolio Review 
PDP 210 Professional Practices in Fine Arts 
SNR/SNT 489 (Art Studio) Senior Experience 

Track Requirements 
ART 190 Digital Fine Art Photography I 
ART 290 Digital Fine Art Photography II 
ART 390 Digital Fine Art Photography III 
ART 395 Digital Fine Art Photography IV 

One of the following courses 
ART 240 Graphic Design II 
ART 260 Drawing II 
ART 270 Painting II 
ART 275 Ceramics II 
WIN XXX IT Course/Art Studio 

One of the following courses 
ART 230 Modern Art 
ART 235 Issues in Contemporary Art 
ART 340 Selected Issues in Art 
ART 350 Eastern Thought in Western Art 
WIN XXX IT Course/Art History 

Related Field Requirements 
Music – 3 hours minimum of courses with a MUS prefix 
Theatre – one 3 credit hour course with a THE prefix 
Additional courses approved by the art faculty for a total of 12 credit hours in the related field 

Art Studio: Graphic Design 

Core Requirements 
ART 116 History of Art I: Ancient and Medieval Art 
ART 117 History of Art II: Renaissance to Modern Art 
ART 130 Color and Design 
ART 140 Graphic Design I 
ART 160 Drawing I 
ART 170 Painting I 
ART 175 Ceramics I 
ART 499 Senior Comprehensive Exam 

Professional Development Requirements 
ART 498 (Art Studio) Senior Portfolio Review 
PDP 210 Professional Practices in Fine Arts 
SNR/SNT 489 (Art Studio) Senior Experience 

Track Requirements 
ART 190 Digital Fine Art Photography I 
ART 240 Graphic Design II 
ART 345 Graphic Design III 
MMJ/PRL 180 Publication Design 

One of the following courses 
ART 260 Drawing II 
ART 270 Painting II 
ART 275 Ceramics II 
ART 290 Digital Fine Art Photography II 
ART 300 Topics in Art 
WIN XXX IT Course/Art Studio 

One of the following courses 
ART 230 Modern Art 
ART 235 Issues in Contemporary Art 
ART 340 Selected Issues in Art 
ART 350 Eastern Thought in Western Art 
WIN XXX IT Course/Art History 

Related Field Requirements 
Music – 3 hours minimum of courses with a MUS prefix 
Theatre – one 3 credit hour course with a THE prefix 
Additional courses approved by the art faculty for a total of 12 credit hours in the related field 

Art Studio: Painting 

Core Requirements 
ART 116 History of Art I: Ancient and Medieval Art 
ART 117 History of Art II: Renaissance to Modern Art 
ART 130 Color and Design 
ART 140 Graphic Design I 
ART 160 Drawing I 
ART 170 Painting I 
ART 175 Ceramics I 
ART 499 Senior Comprehensive Exam 

Professional Development Requirements 
ART 498 (Art Studio) Senior Portfolio Review 
PDP 210 Professional Practices in Fine Arts 
SNR/SNT 489 (Art Studio) Senior Experience 

Track Requirements 
ART 270 Painting II 
ART 370 Painting III 
ART 470 Painting IV 

One of the following courses 
ART 190 Digital Fine Art Photography I 
ART 240 Graphic Design II 
ART 260 Drawing II 
ART 275 Ceramics II 
ART 300 Topics in Art 
WIN XXX IT Course/Art Studio 

One of the following courses 
ART 230 Modern Art 
ART 235 Issues in Contemporary Art 
ART 340 Selected Issues in Art 
ART 350 Eastern Thought in Western Art 
WIN XXX IT Course/Art History 

Related Field Requirements 
Music – 3 hours minimum of courses with a MUS prefix 
Theatre – one 3 credit hour course with a THE prefix 
Additional courses approved by the art faculty for a total of 12 credit hours in the related field 

Art History Minor 

A minor in art requires the student to have a minimum graduation GPA of 2.00 (A=4.00) in required courses. All courses and prerequisites must be completed with a grade of C- or better. A grade or C- or better is required for all prerequisite courses regardless of academic major. 

Required courses 
ART 116 History of Art I: Ancient and Medieval Art 
ART 117 History of Art II: Renaissance to Modern Art 
ART 230 Modern Art 
ART 235 Issues in Contemporary Art 
ART 350 Eastern Thought in Western Art 

One of the following courses 
ART 130 Color and Design 
ART 340 Selected Issues in Art 
WIN XXX IT Course/Art History 

One of the following courses 
Music – 3 hours minimum of courses with a MUS prefix 
Theatre – one 3 credit hour course with a THE prefix 

Art Studio Minor 

A minor in art requires the student to have a minimum graduation GPA of 2.00 (A=4.00) in required courses. All courses and prerequisites must be completed with a grade of C- or better. A grade or C- or better is required for all prerequisite courses regardless of academic major. 

Required courses 
ART 116 History of Art I: Ancient and Medieval Art 
ART 117 History of Art II: Renaissance to Modern Art 
ART 130 Color and Design 
ART 160 Drawing I 

Three of the following courses 
ART 140 Graphic Design I 
ART 170 Painting I 
ART 175 Ceramics I 
ART 190 Digital Fine Art Photography I 
ART 240 Graphic Design II 
ART 260 Drawing II 
ART 270 Painting II 
ART 275 Ceramics II 
ART 290 Digital Fine Art Photo. II 
ART 370 Painting III 
ART 375 Ceramics III 
ART 390 Digital Fine Art Photo. III 
MMJ/PRL 180 Publication Design

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